Strategic Environmental Assessment: A Sourcebook and Reference Guide to International Experience [NOOK Book]

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This unique sourcebook provides a global, state-of-the-art review of the rapidly evolving field of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) that is intended to serve as a baseline for the work of an OECD Task Team on SEA and a UNEP initiative on integrated planning and assessment. It describes trends in application and experience in different contexts worldwide, providing in-depth coverage of the status of SEA systems, and practice in developed, transitional and developing countries by a range of development ...
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Strategic Environmental Assessment: A Sourcebook and Reference Guide to International Experience

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Overview

This unique sourcebook provides a global, state-of-the-art review of the rapidly evolving field of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) that is intended to serve as a baseline for the work of an OECD Task Team on SEA and a UNEP initiative on integrated planning and assessment. It describes trends in application and experience in different contexts worldwide, providing in-depth coverage of the status of SEA systems, and practice in developed, transitional and developing countries by a range of development agencies. The book draws on a large body of published and unpublished material, and contributions from a wide range of individual experts, organizations and agencies. It provides an unparalleled and invaluable understanding of the emerging scope and potential of SEA and describes how, when and where it is being used. The sourcebook includes a probing review of concepts, terminology, approaches and tools of SEA, and a comparative analysis of the different types of existing SEA systems. The volume also contains many case examples illustrating SEA practice in different countries and contexts, a full set of references and a number of appendices containing source materials.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136556647
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 504
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Barry Dalal-Clayton is Director for Strategies, Planning and Assessment at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and author of Sustainable Development Strategies (Earthscan, 2002). Barry Sadler is an adviser on impact assessment to a number of international organizations including UNEP, and author of a number of books, monographs and papers on SEA.
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Table of Contents

1 SEA in international perspective 1
2 Surveying the field of SEA 6
3 SEA experience in developed countries 36
4 SEA experience in development cooperation 128
5 SEA experience in countries in transition 180
6 SEA experience in developing countries 237
7 Retrospect and prospect 356
App. 1 SEA legal and policy benchmarks 373
App. 2 Some key questions for assessing the utility of SEA in developing countries 376
App. 3 The situation regarding SEA in countries in transition prior to 1997 381
App. 4 Millennium ecosystem assessment 385
App. 5 Recommendations for SEA of regional development plans in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) countries 393
App. 6 Principles, their implications for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and key factors for SEA 395
App. 7 Sub-national economic-cum-environmental (E-c-E) planning in Asia 398
App. 8 Legal requirements for SEA in selected Spanish regions 402
App. 9 Sustainability impact assessment of World Trade Organization (WTO) multilateral trade negotiations 405
App. 10 Examples of integration mechanisms and role of environmental assessment from selected EU member states 409
App. 11 Step-by-step guidance on application and use of procedures and methods in SEA good practice 416
App. 12 Considerations for UN Development Programme (UNDP) quality programming 420
App. 13 Analytical Strategic Environmental Assessment (ANSEA) 425
App. 14 Steps for starting, managing and improving a sustainable development strategy 428
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